Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (2018)

BOB PERSICHETTI, PETER RAMSEY, RODNEY ROTHMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2018.  Sony Pictures Entertainment, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Marvel Entertainment, Avi Arad Productions, Lord Miller, Pascal Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation.  Story by Phil Lord, Screenplay by Phil Lord, Rodney Rothman, story consultant Meghan Malloy, based on Spider-Verse created by Dan Slott and characters created by Peter…

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Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

BB.5 (out of 5) After achieving fame as a pre-teen in the trio The Style Boyz, Conner4Real (Andy Samberg) has gone solo, leaving band mate Lawrence (Akiva Schaffer) to turn farmer and Owen (Jorma Taccone) to become his onstage DJ.  Conner is now a world-famous superstar who can’t even get his butt waxed without posting it online, constantly traveling,…

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22 Jump Street

BBB.5 (out of 5) They ended in a blaze of glory and are ready for more, but there’s no way they could still pass for high school students (if ever they could). Thankfully there are criminal cases involving college students that also need to be looked into, which is what Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum are assigned…

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Get Him To The Greek (2010)

NICHOLAS STOLLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 2010.  Universal Pictures, Relativity Media, Spyglass Entertainment, Apatow Productions.  Screenplay by Nicholas Stoller, based on characters created by Jason Segel.  Cinematography by Robert D. Yeoman.  Produced by Judd Apatow, David L. Bushell, Rodney Rothman, Nicholas Stoller.  Music by Lyle Workman.  Production Design by Jan Roelfs.  Costume Design by Leesa Evans.  Film Editing by William Kerr, Michael L. Sale.  …

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Grudge Match

BBBB (out of 5) It’s not all that surprising to see two Hollywood old-timers poking fun at their own mythologies, but the sportsmanship with which it is done here makes this a surprisingly watchable comedy.  Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro play once-famous boxers whose rivalry was in the headlines thirty years earlier before Stallone made a rash…

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